Petition to School Boards to Teach Reconstruction


This is the list of people who have signed the pledge or petition to date.

Carol W , PA
Jennifer Ruth | Portland, OR
Katherine Fritz | Ammon, ID
Ciara Koepke | Springfield, IL
Stacey Zaretzky-Symanowicz | Huntington, VT
We all deserve to have access to the truth.
Matthew Honeycutt | Brush Prairie, WA
We are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past if we fail to learn ALL our history.
Dena Harris | Olympia, WA
Teaching the truth is a necessary step towards healing the ailments of society we so desperately need.
Michael Peña | Edmonds, WA
Elizabeth Polvere | Haverhill, MA
I care!
May Kotsen | Princeton, NJ
Amir Nayebkhil | Mansfield, TX
Barbara Batson | Richmond, VA
My immediate family has been affected by racism. Teach Truth!!
Clara Burns | San Antonio, TX
Tiana Doht | Windsor, CA
We need to be teaching children stories that show us how to move forward in intersectional solidarity toward equity and collective wellbeing. The Reconstruction period is full of inspirational examples we can draw from in our present-day manifestation of structural racism. More Reconstruction in classrooms!
Alexandra Zinnes | Atlanta, GA
Daisha Fox | Evanston, IL
Ian Wilder | Riverhead, NY
Colette Tippy | New Orleans, LA
I did not learn about the history of reconstruction until I was an adult.
Amanda Kortokrax | Galloway, OH
Alan Singer | Hempstead, NY
It is long past time to teach the truth about United States history.
Kate Monkovic | New York, NY
To: School BoardsFrom: Kate MonkovicIn this pivotal moment for the United States, we the undersigned call on education leaders to ensure students have the knowledge to be active participants in a multiracial democracy. To honor our history and the urgency of the present moment, we urge you to adopt resolutions committing to teaching the grassroots history of Reconstruction.It has never been more important for adults and students alike to participate in learning the lessons of the Reconstruction era so that we can apply them to the challenges we face today.Accordingly, we urge you to examine how much time is currently dedicated to teaching the Reconstruction Era in kindergarten through 12th grade, make a plan to increase it, and ensure that teaching materials and curricula in schools reflect the everyday people who powered these movements.
Crystal Yakel-Kuntz | Kansas City, KS
the truth matters. Teaching the truth will allow us to move forward out right the wrongs that White Supremacy authored.
Anna Darby | New Mills, GB
Valerie Evans | New York, NY
Julia Harris | Chevy Chase, MD